degauss

verb
de·​gauss | \ (ˌ)dē-ˈgau̇s How to pronounce degauss (audio) \
degaussed; degaussing; degausses

Definition of degauss

transitive verb

: to remove or neutralize the magnetic field of degauss a ship degauss a magnetic tape

Other Words from degauss

degausser noun

First Known Use of degauss

circa 1940, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for degauss

de- + gauss, after Karl F. Gauss

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“Degauss.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/degauss. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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